Kuhli loach

The kuhli loach (Pangio kuhlii) is a small eel-like freshwater fish belonging to the loach family(Cobitidae). They originate from Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula. This snake-like creature is very slender and nocturnal. In an aquarium, the kuhli loach can be very reclusive and, when startled, will dart underneath tank ornaments or bury itself, if a fine gravel…

Swordtail

The Swordtail comes in many different colors with the males being easily identified by their signature sword like tail. The Swordtail is an extremely hardy fish that can adapt to a wide range of water conditions. They are livebearers which means that the baby fish come out free swimming. Like their livebearer counterpart, the guppy,…

Black Molly

The black molly (Poecilia sphenops) is a hybrid variation of the sailfin molly. It is a small fish, with males reaching about three inches in length and females slightly smaller. Difficulty: The black molly is fairly easy to keep in a community tank that doesn’t include more aggressive fish. An ideal environment would include several…

Bloodfin Tetra

The Bloodfin Tetra is a mainstay of the freshwater fish hobby and for good reason. Bloodfin Tetra have silver bodies with an almost greenish hue (depending on the aquarium lighting) and red fins. A great freshwater beginner’s fish, the Bloodfin Tetra will to tolerate a wide range of water parameters. Some hobbyists even keep them…

Gold fish

The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. It was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. A relatively small member of the carp family (which also includes the koi carp and the crucian carp), the goldfish is a domesticated version of…